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Nash, Poppy; Schlösser, Annette – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports a case study on working closely with a secondary school, to enhance understanding of disruptive behaviour, through the use of bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) materials. This project evolved from the researchers' previous research on the extent to which teachers believe disruptive pupils can control their…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Case Studies, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Walker, Martyn – Educational Studies, 2013
Historians and educationalists have often assumed that working-class adult education emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century with the introduction of state-funded technical colleges. This was not the case. In 1823, the Glasgow Mechanics' Institute was opened and within a few years similar institutions were being established across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Adult Education, Program Effectiveness
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Driessen, Geert; Merry, Michael S. – Educational Studies, 2011
In many Western countries the pressure exerted on immigrants to integrate has become intense in recent years. Efforts to preserve their ethnic identity through multicultural recognition has now been replaced by the requirements of active civic participation and assimilation. Of course integration is considered important not only for the immigrant…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Numeracy, Immigrants, Mathematics Achievement
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Shieh, Ruey S.; Chang, Sung-Lu; Liu, Eric Zhi-Feng – Educational Studies, 2011
This study investigates the attitudes of a group of low-status women towards computers through a deliberately designed computer training programme. Four aspects of the women's attitudes were examined, including computer anxiety, confidence, liking and usefulness. Data sources consist of pre- and post-surveys and interviews with the participants.…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Attitudes, Womens Studies, Socioeconomic Status
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Mordaunt, Owen G.; Olson, Daniel W. – Educational Studies, 2010
Listening comprehension input is necessary for language learning and acculturation. One approach to developing listening comprehension skills is through exposure to massive amounts of naturally occurring spoken language input. But exposure to this input is not enough; learners also need to make the comprehension corpus meaningful to their learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Speech, Oral Language
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Maun, Ian; Trend, Roger – Educational Studies, 2009
This empirical research involves the investigation of teachers' perceptions of a school transfer scheme whereby children aged 11+ years transfer permanently from primary to secondary school four weeks before the end of the summer term, in mid-June, in a small English town. Expressed perceptions of the secondary school staff concerning the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
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Vogrinc, Janez; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2009
Quality performance of the increasingly important professional role of the teacher requires a continued learning and professional growth of every individual. Action research represents one of the important factors in teachers' professional development, in particular when it is designed as a collaborative process involving teachers and researchers.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Professional Development, Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology
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Yilmaz, Kursad; Tasdan, Murat; Oguz, Ebru – Educational Studies, 2009
The purpose of the study was to determine and assess the beliefs of primary school supervisors on supervision. Data for the survey model were gathered using the "Supervision beliefs scale". In the present study, 300 primary school supervisors were contacted, using a random sampling method. According to the results obtained, it was seen…
Descriptors: Supervision, Foreign Countries, Sampling, Educational Background
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Krol, Karen; Sleegers, Peter; Veenman, Simon; Voeten, Marinus – Educational Studies, 2008
In this study, the implementation effects of a staff development program on cooperative learning (CL) for Dutch elementary school teachers were studied. A pre-test-post-test non-equivalent control group design was used to investigate program effects on the instructional behaviours of teachers. Based on observations of teacher behaviour during…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Konings, Karen D.; van Zundert, Marjo J.; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G. – Educational Studies, 2007
Research has shown the importance of students' perceptions of a learning environment and the existence of discrepancies between students' and teachers' perceptions. Participatory design could be a helpful strategy to reduce such discrepancies and eventually improve the design of learning environments, as it has proven to be effective to optimize…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Valencic, Milena; Vogrinc, Janez – Educational Studies, 2007
The induction period is a very important time in the career of a teacher and has a long-term influence on the teacher's professional development, efficacy, job satisfaction and the length of his/her career. One of the key roles in this period is played by the trainee's mentor. This paper presents the results of the extensive project…
Descriptors: Mentors, Trainees, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Lin, Chin-Yen; Kuo, Tsung-Hsien; Kuo, Yen-Ku; Kuo, Yen-Lin; Ho, Li-An; Lin, Chien-Ting – Educational Studies, 2007
The study investigates the effect of length of meditation history on various factors, namely learning motivation, learning outcome and classroom climate. Data were collected from working adult learners (n = 450) attending meditation classes in two large cities in Taiwan. The investigation categorized learners based on meditation experience, namely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Group Discussion, Classroom Environment